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Job Title: Editor and Head of Content

 

About Nomad Africa: Nomad Africa is the publisher of Nomad Magazine, East Africa’s premier travel magazine. Nomad aims to reach a new type of traveller, discoverer, adventure seeker, and wanderer looking for inspiration on where to travel on their next African adventure. We provide travel information, destination guides, and inspirational editorials and photographs on unique locations in Africa for our print and digital audience. Nomad will be launching the Nomad Travel Club (NTC) over the coming months, which will make visiting these African destinations a reality for our members through an easy to use booking platform. 

We always: 

  • Foster the spirit of adventure and travel
  • Celebrate inclusivity and diversity
  • Are honest and transparent
  • Take ownership of our work
  • Encourage creativity and innovation
  • Lead with compassion

 

The Role:  As the Head of Content you will have a senior management role within the Nomad team, supporting the development of content in print and digital. You will be deeply passionate about travel journalism, creative writing, digital marketing, design, photography, and have an understanding of how creative content drives the promotion of Africa’s tourism ecosystem. 

 

This role will require deep thought, creativity, and an adventurous spirit. Specifically, you will oversee all aspects of content at Nomad. Your primary responsibility will be to create content by writing articles and curating social media posts to support our newly established Nomad Travel Club. The role will require continuous promotion of our Travel Club partner properties that are located around Kenya, and promote these properties in purposeful and creative ways. 

 

As the Editor and Head of Content, you will also manage the entire publication process for Nomad’s quarterly magazine, which will include writing feature articles, managing and editing contributor’s work, selecting photographs, and working closely with our designer for the magazine. This role will also require the management of our network of contributors (writers, photographers, influencers) who visit and produce content for our partners in digital and print. 

 

We are looking for someone with a new voice who wants to lead the direction of content at Nomad for years to come!

 

Qualifications: 

  • An adventure seeking mind-set 
  • Strong writing and editing experience
  • Unique tone of voice expressed in their writing
  • Experience with photography and design
  • Ability to make destinations and properties “come alive” in their work
  • A keen understanding of customer needs and how to integrate those needs into the creation of content
  • Manage digital output across multiple channels 
  • Ability/experience hiring and managing a team
  • Impeccable judgement and attention to detail
  • A love for travel and tourism in Africa (experience in the sector is a plus.)
  • A positive attitude and collaborative nature
  • Endless energy and the ability to get work done
  • Legally permitted to work in Kenya

 

Expected Start Date: Immediate start date. 

 

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya. With some travel expected.

 

Remuneration: Please provide us with your salary expectations. 

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample of previous editorial work to mark@nomad.africa

 

 Job Title: Head of Nomad Travel Club Operations

 

About Nomad Africa: Nomad Africa is the publisher of Nomad Magazine, East Africa’s premier travel magazine. Nomad aims to reach a new type of traveller, discoverer, adventure seeker, and wanderer looking for inspiration on where to travel for their next African adventure. We provide travel information, destination guides, and inspirational editorials and photographs on unique locations in Africa for our print and digital audience. Nomad will be launching the Nomad Travel Club (NTC) over the coming months, which will make visiting these African destinations a reality for our members through an easy to use booking platform. 

We always: 

  • Foster the spirit of adventure and travel
  • Celebrate inclusivity and diversity
  • Are honest and transparent
  • Take ownership of our work
  • Encourage creativity and innovation
  • Lead with compassion

 

The Role:  As the Head of Nomad Travel Club Operations you will have a senior management role within the Nomad team, supporting the day-to-day operations and growth of the newly launched Nomad Travel Club. You will be required to provide ongoing support to the CEO both strategically and operationally.  

 

This role will require keen insight and judgement, strong people management skills, and a positive proactive and assertive attitude. Specifically, you will oversee all aspects of the Nomad Travel Club, including signing up partners, maintaining client relationships, managing the booking platform, supervising our members, and overseeing all booking logistics that come through the NTC. Your primary responsibility is to be the main point-of-contact between Nomad and our partner properties that are located throughout Kenya, and the NTC members who become guests at those properties. As the incoming Head of NTC you will also be required to manage the NTC team, which will include recruiting and hiring a bookings manager and NTC sales associate, in due course. 

 

We are looking for a true leader to be a key player in growing NTC in new and exciting ways for years to come. At Nomad every business day is different, and that’s why we love what we do!

 

Qualifications: 

  • An adventure seeking mind-set 
  • Strong human management skills 
  • Ability to stay organized and prioritize tasks
  • A keen understanding of our customers (partners and guests)
  • Ability/experience hiring and managing a team
  • Impeccable judgement and attention to detail
  • Experience with contracts and excel spreadsheets
  • A love for travel and tourism in Africa (experience in the sector is a plus.)
  • A positive attitude and collaborative nature
  • Endless energy and the ability to just get work done
  • Ability to problem solve at a very high level
  • Work in a fast pace environment
  • Is friendly, sociable, and diplomatic
  • Legally permitted to work in Kenya

 

Expected Start Date: Immediate start date. 

 

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya. With some travel expected.

 

Remuneration: Please provide us with your salary expectations. 

 

How to Apply: Send a cover letter and CV to mark@nomad.africa